Chris Hughes


Chris Hughes has spent his career working at the intersection of politics and technology. He was a co-founder of Facebook, a digital architect for President Obama’s campaign, and the publisher of the digital and print magazine The New Republic. In 2016, he co-founded the Economic Security Project, a project to explore how to provide financial security for all Americans through cash transfers. Through its conferences, events, and investment fund, the Project seeks to understand how a basic income might work in the United States and what a political route forward might look like. Hughes also works on a range of progressive causes from his home in New York City. He is a trustee of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and an investor and board member in several New York- and California-based start-ups. He graduated from Harvard in 2006 magna cum laude with a degree in History and Literature.